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Paul P. Bolus205.521.8402Email
Paul Bolus has been representing insurance company clients for more than 29 years, litigating and managing over 200 cases in federal and state venues across the country. Paul has taken on multimillion-dollar cases, including class action lawsuits, regularly representing insurance companies in litigation dealing with health and life issues in just about every context, including major medical, specified disease, cancer, heart, stroke, disability, life insurance, long-term care insurance, securities, annuities, STOLI, department of insurance complaints and litigation, unfair consumer trade practices, deceptive trade practices and agent accounting litigation.
Gary L. Howard205.521.8595Email
Gary Howard has spent his 25-five year career litigating across the country on behalf of insurers in class actions; fraud and bad-faith cases; and contract, agent and lost-profits disputes. He prides himself on an in-depth understanding of his clients’ businesses and on building mutual trust between himself and those at all levels within his clients’ organizations. Gary is active in insurance trade and bar associations, such as ALIC and ACLI, and often serves a speaker or author on insurance-related topics.
Kristina Allen Reliford615.252.3573Email
Kristina Allen Reliford is a results-oriented litigator and trial attorney specializing in non-compete litigation, securities and government investigations, and complex business disputes. Her broad litigation experience includes assisting U.S. and international companies from a wide variety of industries, such as financial services, health care and information technology, in developing practical solutions to resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Kristina has experience in all facets of commercial disputes, including dispositive motions, discovery management, witness preparation, trial briefing and witness examination. Specifically, she served as lead associate on a trial team representing an Indian consulting firm in federal court litigation alleging trade secret misappropriation, including taking and defending depositions, preparing trial witnesses, drafting motions in limine and arguing pre-trial motions. In addition, she represented a global health information technology corporation in federal court litigation alleging trade secret misappropriation and false advertising.
Jason A. Walters205.521.8372Email
Jason Walters is a life, health and disability insurance litigator, serving as lead counsel for multiple Fortune 500 insurance and financial services companies in class actions, individual litigation, and arbitration. Jason’s experience runs the gamut. He has defended cases involving all types of life insurance, annuities, long-term disability, cancer, critical illness, long-term care, and major medical insurance policies, including actions involving group policies governed by ERISA.